Microsoft has announced two new features for its Edge browser—a built-in grammar editor and a new Web Select tool to let users easily copy the content they find on the web. The built-in grammar editor was announced a few months ago, and the Web Select feature first started being tested all the way back in November 2020.
Both features are finally making their way to the Edge browser and will soon be available to everyone. Let’s check out the newly introduced grammar editor and Web Select features for Microsoft Edge in detail and find out how they work.
Microsoft Edge Gets A Built-In Grammar Editor And Smart Web Selection: Here’s How They Work
Microsoft has rolled out a new update to integrate the Microsoft Editor into the browser’s spell-checking features. Microsoft Editor is a service tool for checking and fixing spelling and punctuation. Further, it offers suggestions for improving the text. The editor is basically a browser extension you can install and works like Grammarly. With the latest update, the editing functionality is built right into the Edge browser, eliminating the need to install the extension separately.
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The editor will support over 20 languages, but will only apply to the main language used by your browser. Microsoft will reportedly start rolling out text predictions in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese soon.
Furthermore, the update brings another productive feature in the form of a Web Select tool to allow users to easily copy text from the web. The new feature will make it easier to select formatted content on the web such as tables, images, and text. It lets you select entire paragraphs in their original formatting, or only copy the cells you want in a table. You can then paste the content with its original formatting in OneNote or a Word document.
The Web select/Smart copy feature is not to be confused with web capture which lets you take screenshots of webpages. If you want to try out the new features, make sure you are running the latest version of Edge browser by heading to the three-dot menu in the top right corner and choosing Help & Feedback > About Microsoft Edge.
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